Some heart attacks deadlier in-hospital; 2 Allegheny execs made more than $1M last year;

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> Patients' risk of death from ST-elevation myocardial infarction increases if they suffer such heart attacks in the hospital during treatment for unrelated conditions, according to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study abstract

> John Paul, CEO of Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh's second-largest hospital network, was one of two Allegheny executives whose compensation exceeded $1 million last year, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Article

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> Automated calls can help patients to remember to refill their blood pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Article

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> Health insurers have lots of competition vying for the same consumers, especially on the health insurance exchanges, but one non-traditional company may compete against traditional insurers in a whole new way. Article

> The second open enrollment period for health insurance exchanges began Saturday with an overall smooth rollout, though some consumers reported challenges signing up and some states had to deal with unexpected glitches. Article

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